This is the 46th volume of the quarterly report series New Directions for Philanthropic Fundraising.
1. Fundraising, culture, and the U.S. perspective (Lilya Wagner)
This overview of fundraising within international dimensions considers how culture shapes the application of principles and what considerations are critical when discussing global philanthropy and fundraising.
2. The current state of philanthropy in Mexico and Central America (Adalberto Viesca–Sada)
In Mexico and Central America, philanthropic activity is quite effective, in spite of attitudes and traditions that inhibit asking for money.
3. Fundraising in the Southern Cone (Daniel Yoffe, Renata M. Brunetti)
Latin American fundraising practices have proliferated as state funding has declined and individual philanthropy has increased in awareness and intervention. The authors focus on Argentina and Brazil.
4. Canadian fundraising (Rebecca Warnett)
As government funding in Canada has lessened, more and more Canadians are making donations and volunteering their time.
5. The germination of fundraising in Central Asia (Muallimsho Sinavbarov)
The third sector is taking its first steps in Central Asia.
6. Nongovernmental organization sustainability support in the Middle East (Joan L. Mason)
This chapter introduces the philanthropic traditions that can support NGOs in the Middle East and illustrates this through a philanthropic study of training and organizational support developed for Jordan.
7. Case study: Good news from the Middle East (Houssam Chahine)
This chapter questions the readiness of NGOs in the Arab world to do formal fundraising and provides an answer through the example of a nongovernmental organization in Lebanon that is actively engaged in seeking funds for its cause.
8. Nongovernmental organizations and fundraising: Why people equals power (Marianne G. Quebral)
Philippine NGOs are realizing they need to stop talking just among themselves and start listening to the constituencies they serve. Fundraising is driving this process and is strengthening organizations critical to Philippine society s well–being.
9. New challenges to the third sector in a welfare state (Lisa Wells)
The establishment of the Charities Commission for New Zealand is more about meeting the needs of the state than the sector. What will this mean to an interdependent relationship and the growth of an independent third sector?
10. Philanthropy and fundraising in Western Europe within a framework of change (Helmut Heinzel)
In Western Europe, philanthropic and fundraising traits are shared qualities and practices, and are growing at a rapid rate. This chapter provides an overview of what is occurring in many parts of Western Europe.
11. Multinational philanthropy: An opportunity to develop local will and skill (Richard Hamilton)
This chapter provides some practical examples before looking at the opportunities to develop local will and skill that could make a real difference in transforming an organization s vision and mission into action and longterm achievement.